This week we've been given plenty of information and interesting quotes from the Alabama Football team as the Rose Bowl approaches. Alabama Football Starting Quarterback Jalen Milroe was asked today if anyone ever suggested he should play a different position to which he said,
"All my life even while I was in college even my offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien told me I shouldn't play Quarterback so you know there's a lot of things I can have motivation on and that's something that's motivational."- Jalen Milroe
Bill O'Brien was handed a golden opportunity to become a popular figure in Tuscaloosa gifted the gift of Bryce Young and some of the most explosive weapons in the country. Yet, he's become a villain after underwhelming in replacing Steve Sarkisian and then being the offensive coordinator for Mac Jones where the Patriots are drowning with one of the league's worst offenses.
While walking around the Patriots facility today O'Brien will be reminded of his former Quarterback as Mack Wilson was wearing Jalen Milroe's "LANK" apparel that was sent to all Alabama NFL players.
Milroe has the ability to play other positions like running back or wide receiver however he's gifted with an incredible arm and would be an option to replace 90% of quarterbacks in the country. It's been a far fall from grace for the coach that was once considered one of the best offensive-minded coaches in the country and this Milroe story has further pushed this narrative.
Alabama Football: Milroe embodies this team
Jalen Milroe and Terrion Arnold have become the unquestioned emotional leaders of this year's Alabama Football team. The team was written off after the Texas loss as was their quarterback who was benched and bashed in the media. The team didn't pay any attention to the "Naysayers" and have since molded into a team competing for a National Championship. For Nick Saban it's likely much easier and more enjoyable to coach a team that doesn't enter the season with lofty expectations as opposed to one that's just expected to win.